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Another day, another killer Aussie release. The latest offering? Eat Your Heart Out’s debut LP Florescence.
Since forming in 2012, the Novocastrians have gone from strength to strength. Between signing to Fearless Records and taking the tour bus all around the nation, the five-piece have also dropped three EPs and they’ve all paved the way for Florescence. It’s a record that refuses to be lumped under one single genre, and it stops EYHO from ever picking up that one trick pony tag that can plague so many bands in the scene.
Eat Your Heart Out have come into full bloom. Florescence is a coming of age masterpiece from a band quickly becoming one of Australia’s finest rock exports.
The 11 tracker is a melting pot of killer sounds. There are the early noughties alt chords of Closer To The Sun, the acoustic-emo leanings of Pear Tree and a helluva lot of grungy and pop-punk moments peppered throughout. It’s exactly what we’ve come to expect from Eat Your Heart Out—just a little more mature.
It’s the gimmick-free, genuine, heartfelt lyricism that really sets the record apart though (and in our opinion, it’s at its best in record opener Carousel, co-written by Patrick Miranda of emo powerhouses Movements. Riding a merry go round of emotions, the five-piece get a little introspective on their journey through life, and do more than their fair share of growing up along the way. It’s gritty and vulnerable, and damn it is catchy.
On their debut LP, Eat Your Heart Out have come into full bloom. Florescence is a coming of age masterpiece from a band quickly becoming one of Australia’s finest rock exports.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Carousel, Heavy with Envy, Pear Tree
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Movements, Tonight Alive, Boston Manor